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Fort Worth

Tour: Romantic Riverhills Mediterranean | 5473 Night Sage Lane

08/24/2017

Sited in the prestigious Riverhills Phase 3, an idyllic neighborhood of estate homes located in the residential portion of Fort Worth’s Edwards Ranch, this 4,300-square-foot home offers four bedroom suites in a wonderfully breezy open-concept floor plan. Designed by Lisa Teters Architecture and built by renowned local N.H. Southern Development, the Mediterranean-inspired home, 5473 Night Sage Lane, features outdoor living with two covered patios and a resort-style pool, and the large yard provides ample green space for pets while still accommodating play equipment for the little ones.

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Beauty, Dallas, Preston Hollow

Know Your Architecture | Mid-Century Modern

08/17/2017
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From whence it came:

The Mid-Century Modern movement in America was an adaptation of two austere, straight-lined architectural movements in Europe: the International and Bauhaus styles. American mid-century architecture, which spanned roughly from the late 1930s to the ’70s, is warmer and more organic, often with wood elements — beams, columns, walls — where the Europeans employed concrete and steel.

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Ranch and Land

5 Reasons to Invest in Ranch Land

08/14/2017

 

If you’ve always had cowboy dreams, buying ranch land doesn’t have to be just a Wild West fantasy. In fact, it can be rather practical and beneficial, especially given the Lone Star State’s continuing and rapid development. Here, benefits to acquiring some acreage of your own.

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Beauty

Know Your Architecture

08/11/2017

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In the words of Italian architect Renzo Piano, the designer behind The Shard in London and Dallas’ own Nasher Sculpture Center, “One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting over again.” The space through which we move undeniably influences our psyches — the houses we build, both literally and figuratively, becoming reflections of our aesthetics, values, and choices. Every Thursday, we’ll investigate at length the details of a different architectural tradition as we hope to guide readers toward their truest tastes; to gain a more profound understanding of the symbiosis between home and inhabitant; and to usher in, with each style and each studied structure, a fresh take, a renaissance of the mind and spirit, experience made new and wondrous once more — like life starting over again.

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Buzz

Introducing the SIR Mobile App

08/08/2017

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Your next home may be just a tap away. Because Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty is a proud part of Sotheby’s International Realty® — the extraordinarily powerful global network of more than 20,000 agents in 69 countries and territories — its reach is unequalled in North Texas. The same goes for its digital house-shopping capabilities, not only with briggsfreeman.com, its cutting-edge portal for properties, neighborhoods, schools, virtual tours and more, but also with the SIR Mobile app.

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Beauty

Heard It Through the Grapevine: 11 Wonderful Wine Rooms

08/02/2017

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Attention all wine lovers! We know that you’ve been dreaming of the day when you have a luxury wine room in the comfort of your own home. Who wouldn’t want to retreat into a personal Napa or Loire Valley after a long week at the office? Whether you’re looking to save space, put your wine collection on display, or archive your most valuable bottles, that cellar you’ve been dreaming about is calling your name. Answer the call and raise your glass to these outstanding wine rooms in these North Texas homes — all currently listed by Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.

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Dallas, Preston Hollow

Summer’s Best Back Yards in North Texas

07/31/2017
6123 Mimosa Lane, Preston Hollow, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-back yard

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Pools and patios, indeed. But do you know about the hottest new amenities in the coolest back yards? From pergolas to fire pits, leisure on the lawn has never been more extravagant, and these days outdoor living is as luxurious as the indoor. Want the best back yard on the block? Here are this season’s al fresco must-haves.

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Just Listed | Oak Hill Raceway: The Oldenburg’s North Texas Motocross Track

07/20/2017

The family of professional motocross racer Mitchell Oldenburg has put Oak Hill Raceway — a 40-year-old Texas motocross track — on the market outside of Fort Worth for $2.39 million.

The track-anchored, 185-acre property sits about 50 miles northeast of Fort Worth in Alvord, and is getting national attention from would-be real estate investors to motocross professionals seeking some new turns.

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Dallas, Open Houses, Preston Hollow

Summer Open House Tour: Luxe pools. Lush outdoor spaces.

07/06/2017

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With the July 4 celebrations behind you, it may feel like the party’s over — but at Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, it’s just getting started. This Sunday, July 9, the D-FW luxury brokerage invites you to experience more than 75 residences with spectacular pools and outdoor entertaining spaces on its Summer Open House Tour.

To celebrate this weekend’s tour, the first annual Summer Open House Tour, we are sharing the five modern-day must-haves for a most luxurious outdoor oasis.

We call it: The Yard Guard

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